The Town Manager is the Chief Executive Officer for the Town of Danvers and serves at the pleasure of the Select Board. The position was created in 1949 , with the adoption of the Town Manager Act, and provides leadership and administrative oversight to all departments, except for Library and Schools. The current Town Manager, Steve Bartha, was hired in December of 2014.
The Town Manager is responsible for the enforcement of all laws and Town ordinances, the appointment of department heads and many Town boards and committees, and the submission of the annual budget to the Select Board. In addition, the Town Manger and his staff recommend policies and programs to the Select Board and implement decisions of the Board, as well as Town Meeting. The Assistant Town Manager oversees purchasing, legal, insurance and customer service functions, and provides administrative oversight to the IT Director.
Beyond this, the Town Manager's Office coordinates the work of employees and volunteers to make sure Danvers remains a place you are proud to call home - a place that you and your families, friends, coworkers, and neighbors choose to live, learn, work, and play.
If you are interested in participating in this noble work, please review, complete, and return the Danvers Talent Pool volunteer form below.